Apply to Be a Student Leader

Welcome to the Student Leadership Selection Process!

Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to build leadership, communication, and advocacy skills, develop your ability to work within a team, foster confidence, help others, create community, and form relationships with your peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. We are pleased that you have taken the time to consider one of these leadership positions. Whether you become an Orientation Leader or a Diversity Advocate, we believe these important leadership positions will supplement your artistic and academic pursuits by providing you with challenges, successes, group interaction skills and personal growth opportunities.

How to Apply

To be considered for a student leadership position, you must do the following:

  1. The 2019-2020 online application will open on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Complete the online application by Thursday, January 31, 2019.
    • This includes a resume, short essay (200 to 500 words), and a recommendation from a non-family member.
  2. Attend one of the Group Process sessions on Sunday, February 17, 2019. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session that you can choose from.
  3. Have an interview with professional staff members between February 21 - March 22, 2019. Staff members will be assigned to you after Group Process.

We expect to send out offer letters during the first week of April 2019 and all student leaders who accept their offers will need to attend the spring training workshop, date to be determined.

Please read through the application carefully and be sure to meet all deadlines and criteria. The application is your first step in the selection process and is representative of your skills and qualities.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (Room 100) at osa@juilliard.edu.

Campus Activities Board Member

General Description

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will function as a student-run programming board with advisement from the Office of Student Affairs. CAB will work collaboratively to develop and plan programming to enhance student life for the Juilliard community. Through social and educational programs, outings, and larger campus traditions, CAB will work to increase community on campus. CAB will be responsible for both planning small programs and assisting with larger campus-wide programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create and implement 6 large, all-school programs and events – 2 in the fall, 2 in the spring plus Chill out Week in December and Stress Less Week in May.
  • Plan, research, design, and implement four 4 programs of your choosing that fit within an assigned theme; two 2 each semester with at least 1 of these programs per semester for Foundations credit.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings, 2-day fall training, and 1-day winter training, and additional in-service training during the academic year.
  • Utilize the following classifications for programs: Community Development and the four Foundations categories.
  • Assist with hosting and facilitating programming initiatives from the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Must attend at least 2 programs in the fall and 2 programs in the spring led by other Campus Activities Board members, Diversity Advocates, the Office of Student Affairs, or Resident Assistants.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork for activities and programs, such as Program Proposal Form, Post-Event Assessment, and budget management forms.
  • Participate in the development of the selection process of Junior CAB members for the spring semester.
  • Schedule and attend regular check-in meeting with supervisors.
  • Perform other duties and projects as developed and assigned by the Office of Student Affairs.

Time Commitment

  • Fall training to be held in early September 2019 (dates to be determined)
  • Training to be held in January 2020 (dates to be determined)
  • Average of 2 - 6 hours per week for fall and spring semesters
  • Bi-weekly meetings and 2 one on one meetings with Assistant Director of Student Affairs each semester.

Qualifications

  • Full-time enrolled College Division student in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Have general knowledge about student services at Juilliard.
  • Desire and enthusiasm to organize and plan events for all students.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Remuneration

  • $14 per hour up to $1000 per year

Colloquium Peer Mentor

General Description

Colloquium Peer Mentors assist with the overall implementation of Colloquium, a required 1 credit course required of all first-time college students. Peer Mentors work with an assigned faculty member to facilitate group activities and discussions for an assigned section of students. Colloquium is designed to promote an awareness of the skills and tools necessary for building a fulfilling career, not only as performing artists, but also as global citizens and advocates for the arts. Colloquium introduces students to the values and diversity of the Juilliard community, and is intended to provide a foundation that will serve them well beyond their years at the School. The first class meeting is scheduled during Orientation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend all Colloquium-related training sessions, meetings and events (peer mentor meetings, school performances, follow up meetings, etc.).
  • Meet with Facilitator and Colloquium group every Wednesday from 2 pm – 3 pm for the fall semester.
  • Lead the Colloquium class at least once during the semester.
  • Meet with Facilitator as necessary to plan weekly group sessions.
  • Advise first time college students on transitional issues and school related concerns.
  • Refer students to appropriate support offices, administrative staff or faculty for assistance or guidance as needed.
  • Develop a supportive and encouraging relationship with group members.
  • Assist the coordinators of Colloquium with the implementation of large group sessions (outreach and service panel, studio sessions, collaborative projects).
  • Assist with the dissemination of materials and performance tickets to assigned sections.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment

  • 3 hour training session in fall semester
  • Average of 2 hours per week during the fall semester
  • 2 hour training session in spring semester (April 2019)

Qualifications

  • Full-time enrolled College Division student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must have completed Colloquium with credit
  • Candidates should be comfortable leading discussions in small group settings
  • Have general knowledge about student services at Juilliard
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

Remuneration

  • $10 per hour paid over the course of the fall semester to a maximum of $375.

Diversity Advocate (DA)

General Description

Diversity Advocates (DAs) work with the Office of International Advisement to recognize issues of diversity and inclusion which impact the Juilliard community. Through cultural and educational programs, community forums, and informal interactions, DAs work to educate the larger campus community on issues pertaining to diversity, culture, internationalism, and social justice. DAs help to create a safe space in which potentially sensitive or uncomfortable issues can be discussed and addressed while also creating an environment in which diversity and culture can be celebrated and enjoyed.

Primary Responsibilities

Create Diversity Programs:

  • Lead at least 1 active program per semester which includes:
    • submitting formal program proposals and promotional materials at least 1 month in advance;
    • submitting program evaluations within 1 week of the event;
    • handling program logistics and presentation (if applicable).
  • Attend and assist at least one DA event each semester which includes supporting promotion, set-up, clean-up, etc.
  • Create one passive program per semester to educate the Juilliard community on nationally recognized heritage months and other topical information.
  • Co-facilitate diversity programs with OIA including:
    • diversity sessions during Orientation;
    • monthly Diversity Dialogues;
    • semesterly Diversity Symposium
  • Work with other DAs to ensure at least one DA event per semester is for Foundations credit.

Support Diversity Initiatives:

  • Assist Office of International Advisement and other professional staff with planning, designing, implementation (i.e. set-up, supervision, clean-up etc.), and evaluation of cultural and educational programs (including nationally recognized heritage month events) with a targeted focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Actively participate in International Education Week programs (3rd week of November).
  • Attend fall and spring semester Diversity Symposiums.

Collaborate with the Office of International Advisement:

  • Meet with OIA supervisor monthly to discuss program planning, professional development, and community needs as they pertain to diversity and inclusion.
  • Meet with supervisor for monthly 1-on-1’s to discuss programming, the environment at Juilliard, and professional development.
  • Attend all Diversity Advocate-related training sessions with follow-up meetings as needed. Required trainings include:
    • Spring 2019 Student Leadership Training
    • Fall 2019 Diversity Advocate Training
    • Fall 2019 Orientation Diversity Sessions
    • Spring 2020 Planning Meeting
  • Serve as a liaison between the student body and the Office of International Advisement.
  • Submit time sheets and receipts for reimbursements in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties and projects as developed and assigned.

Time Commitment

  • 10-15 hours per week during orientation.
    Note: Diversity Advocates interested in working extra hours may assist OIA with International Student Move-In and Orientation. Helping with International Student Move-In and Orientation is optional. See below for payment information.
  • 2-3 hours per week from August 2018-May 2019 depending on individual program responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Full-time enrolled College Division student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Ability to recognize and feel comfortable discussing issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion
  • Have general knowledge of diversity related issues and a strong interest in educating oneself on diversity related topics through research and discussion
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Attended an Orientation Diversity session

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attended one or more Diversity Dialogue sessions
  • Previously attended a Diversity Symposium or Safe Zone training
  • Participated in previous Diversity Advocate events/programs
  • Desire to expand knowledge n topics related to diversity and inclusion

Remuneration

  • $14 per hour (when working in a DA capacity).
  • $11 per hour (when working in an OIA student assistant capacity, i.e. assisting with International Move-In and Orientation and working as an office assistant).
  • Meals during trainings.
  • Development of leadership skills.

Orientation Leader (OL)

General Description

Orientation Leaders (OL) mentor first-year and new graduate students during the New Student Orientation. The OL is a student leader who helps new students and their families become acclimated to The Juilliard School and the larger New York City community. Orientation Chairs and Leaders for the 2019 Orientation Program will go through intensive training from OSA in order to gain skills necessary to serve as a resource for students and family members. OLs will work with new students and family members to provide them with a clear understanding of life at Juilliard and opportunities to become involved in the community. OLs are role models, advisors, friends, but most of all, they are students themselves who care about the growth and development of incoming students.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend all training programs.
  • Act as a representative of The Juilliard School at all orientation sessions.
  • Work as a member of a larger team of students and staff in order to enhance the experience for new students and their families.
  • Fully prepare for the arrival of students and families by working with Residence Life staff to coordinate a check-in area and help move the new students into the residence hall.
  • Acquaint new students and family members with available student and School services.
  • Facilitate and lead small group sessions on tours of Juilliard and answer any questions they may have.
  • Lead small groups on Orientation Outings to acquaint new students with New York City.
  • Plan and facilitate evening social events during Orientation.
  • Promote a positive image of themselves, the Orientation program, and the School.
  • Assist with creating a sense of belonging/community within The Juilliard School.
  • Assist new students in their transition to college life in a new city.
  • Provide leadership/mentorship to new students.
  • Introduce the resources and activities available at The Juilliard School.
  • Assist students to develop familiarity with their physical surroundings.
  • Provide insight on personal safety and security.
  • Provide accurate information and referrals.
  • Assist OSA staff in coordinating events and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment

  • Spring Training 2019 – date to be determined
  • Orientation Leader training: Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23, 2019
  • New Student Orientation: Friday, August 23 – Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Qualifications

  • Full-time enrolled College Division student in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Have general knowledge about student services at Juilliard.
  • Desire and enthusiasm to welcome new students to support a positive and welcoming environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Remuneration

  • $425 stipend
  • 2 Orientation T-shirts
  • Meals provided during training and Orientation
  • Early residence hall move-in (if assigned to a room for 2019-2020)

Resident Assistant (RA)

General Description

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives on an assigned floor in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and serves as a role model, peer counselor, resources and referral person, advocate, policy enforcer, programmer and leader for residents on the assigned floor. The RA assists with daily emergency coverage rotation. The RA also plans and implements social and educational programs. The primary goal of the RA position is the development of an environment conducive to the academic, artistic and personal growth of residential students. The RA reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.

Primary Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings on Wednesday nights at 8:15PM – 9:45PM
  • Participate in bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor and provide regular e-mail updates regarding situations in the hall with supervisor and Director of Residence Life as needed
  • Respond to any communication from the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Director of Residence Life, or Operations Assistant within 24 hours
  • Serve as an advocate for and a representative of floor residents by communicating concerns to supervisor
  • Understand the needs, goals and objectives and act as a liaison between the Office of Residence Life and residential students
  • Participate in on-going training and staff development sessions throughout the year including:
    • Spring Training: April 2019
    • Fall Training and New Student Move-in: August 15, 2019-August 25, 2019
    • Winter Training: TBD
  • Assist with the completion of roommate agreements
  • Assist in identifying facilities in need of repair or attention
  • Promote a safe and sanitary living environment by facilitating monthly health and safety inspections and assisting in the coordination of cleaning schedules
  • Assist with the facilitation of fire drills each semester
  • Participate in other School and building activities as assigned
  • Assist in the preparation of hall for opening, closing and transition which requires you to arrive back from summer and winter break early

Community Development

  • Work with residents to create a living and learning environment that promotes academic, artistic, personal, and community development through activities such as floor meetings, programs and intentional one on one conversations
  • Provide opportunities for meaningful interactions for residents
  • Implement five social and educational programs a semester including:
    • One Foundations program
    • One All-hall program
    • Three floor programs
  • Assist residents in academic, social and personal matters through resource referral
  • Provide guidance and support and role model appropriate behaviors as a responsible community member
  • Seek guidance and support from the Hall Coordinators, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and Director of Residence Life
  • Support the assessment of program effectiveness and learning outcomes by submitting program proposals (2 weeks before) and evaluations (48 hours after)

Crisis Response & Policy Enforcement

  • Know, communicate, enforce and abide by existing School and Residence Hall policies and procedures
  • Serve as a role model and be in good disciplinary standing with the school and the Residence Hall
  • Know School resources and make appropriate referrals
  • Keep supervisors informed about all problems and concerns on floor
  • Administer emergency well-being checks with residents upon request
  • Understand the difference between confidentiality vs. privacy as it pertains to issues of Title IX
  • Serve as a mandated reporter
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality while working in coordination with School staff
  • Write timely, clear, and concise, but thorough online incident reports to document student conduct
  • Participate in on-duty rotational coverage that requires you to be inside the Residence Hall during scheduled evenings, weekends, breaks and holidays including Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break (including audition week)

Time Commitment

  • Availability: RAs are expected to be sufficiently available in the hall to respond to emergency situations that may arise and to maintain regular contact with residents. A staff member who is not on duty and who plans to leave the hall for more than a 48 hour period must notify and/or obtain permission from hall supervisor. While on duty you are expected to be 100% available inside the Residence Hall from 9pm-9am.
  • Employment Period: The standard employment period for the RA position is one academic year, from August (about 9 days prior to Juilliard Residence Hall opening) and May (the day following commencement). Staff members are expected to report for training sessions prior to residence hall check-ins for both fall and spring semesters. The period of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of tasks, assignments and responsibilities and positive performance evaluations by the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Upon successful completion of the standard employment period, the RA may be considered to serve for an additional period. The RA position is a full-academic year position.
  • Work Load: RAs can expect on average 20 hours per week in the residence hall, however some weeks (specifically around opening and closing) may require additional hours. These hours will be used in programming, staff meetings, one on one meetings, interactions with residents and duty. Please note that the residence hall work environment does encounter peak times including opening, closing and transition periods. 
  • Holidays, Breaks and Vacation Periods: RAs are required to serve on duty for a portion of Thanksgiving and/or Spring Break. During Winter Break, RAs are paid a daily rate to serve on duty.
  • Meetings: RAs can expect to attend hall staff meetings each Wednesday evening from 8:15PM – 9:45PM. As well, regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with the Assistant Director of Residence Life will be scheduled. These meetings are part of the 20 hour weekly commitment.

Qualifications

  • RAs must be enrolled full-time in a college division
  • RAs must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the school and the Residence Hall
  • RAs must display a commitment to community as a role model of good character, judgement, flexibility, responsibility, involvement and commitment to student life at the school
  • RAs must successfully complete the application and selection process

Remuneration

  • RAs are compensated with a single room and 50% of meal plan covered
  • A very rewarding opportunity where you get to greatly impact the Juilliard experience for many students. You work with students through their worst and celebrate with them at their best. You have the chance to be unforgettable.